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Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 24 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: AVES0909L19-1AABUN

Size: 9' x 9'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 18% of Log Cabins.
Position 159 of 910 Log Cabins - Up places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key locking system. The 2 windows used on this particular 9′ x 9′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 5 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all log cabins, interlocking log is used on 98% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 100% of the top 10% of log cabins.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 94% of the top 10% of log cabins.

4. A 19mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

5. The mineral felt roof covering found on this log cabin is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this log cabin fairs across the market.

Cladding

Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The interlocking log cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for log cabin walls out of the 2 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size log cabins, that you’ll also see getting used on 72% (639 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [2], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [3]. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 58% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (52 in total) [4], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 9′ log cabins (88), the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 6 found on same-size log cabins [5]. It is used on 18% of all log cabins [6] and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of log cabins [7] we analysed. 39% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (35 in total) use 19mm thick walls [8], and if we compare this item against those 35 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 9′ x 9′ 19mm log cabin.

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size log cabins [9]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. 54% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (48 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 9′ log cabins (90), the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size log cabins [10]. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins. 47% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (42 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 9′ log cabins (87), the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this log cabin chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size log cabins [11]. This type of floor construction is used on 74% of all log cabins we analysed, and 94% of the top 10% of those log cabins. 61% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (54 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 9′ log cabins (90), the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 7 found on same-size log cabins [12]. It’s found on 10% of all log cabins and used on 3% of the top 10% of log cabins. 17% of 9′ x 9′ log cabins (15 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 9′ log cabins (89), the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2120.0mm (7′) which is 2% more than the average 9′ x 9′ log cabin, giving you 41.0mm (0.1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,625.00mm (5′) tall which is 11% or 184.69mm (0.6′) shorter than the average 9′ x 9′.
The door width is 676.00mm (2′) wide which is 15% or 104.46mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 9′ x 9′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 89 9′ x 9′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £205 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 89 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £606 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Barnsdale 19 mm Log Cabin 9′ x 9′ Assembly. It is priced at £743, this is 82% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 12 points less than the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 90 for this product, the 10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin is the best 9′ x 9′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,883, that’s £1,534 more than the Shire Avesbury 2.8m x 2.7m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a log cabin with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Veronica 2.9m x 2.9m Log Cabin 2 Windows
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Palmako Veronica 2.9m x 2.9m Log Cabin 2 Windows
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Veronica 2.9m x 2.9m Log Cabin 4 Windows

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 log cabins that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summer House
10’x8′ Martel | 44mm Log Cabin

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summer House
Loxley 3m x 3m Adlington Corner Log Cabin
Redlands 6′ x 14′ Cypress Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Log Cabins, Small Log Cabins, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
9' x 9'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
19mm
Treatment Type
Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2120.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2120.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2500.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2500.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
9'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2730.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
9'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2690.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1625.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1625.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
676.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
676.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Packaged Weight
410kg
Width At Base
2690mm
Width Including Overhang
2840mm
Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Log Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1625.0mm x 676.0mm

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Expert Score 8890858588
Price £13,306.51£9,331.89£13,135.07£11,047.50£10,150.83
Size 10' x 10'7' x 5'12' x 8'10' x 6'8' x 6'
Brand Marlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated Buildings
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 64mm12mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee
GoGoGoGoGo
Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Cladding types identified: interlocking boards, interlocking log, tongue & groove, wood 

2. Global cladding data sourced from: All interlocking log log cabins 

3. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 interlocking log log cabins 

4. 9′ x 9′ cladding data sourced from: 89 9′ x 9′ interlocking log log cabins 

5. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm 

6. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 19mm log cabins 

7. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 19mm log cabins 

8. 9′ x 9′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 35 9′ x 9′ 19mm log cabins 

9. Roof material types identified: plywood, tongue & groove 

10. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

11. Floor material types identified: plywood, tongue & groove 

12. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

Product ID: SKU: AVES0909L19-1AABUN

Size: 9' x 9'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

ShedStore
£1,539.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£1,349.00
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